Licensed Acupuncturist Salary

Earnings for Licensed Acupuncturists in the United States come in at around $48K per year on average. Women make up a slight majority of Licensed Acupuncturists (52 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Licensed Acupuncturists is high. More than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one in seven collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,047 - $83,325
(Median)
$29K
$48K
$83K
MEDIAN: $47,777
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$22.67 - $90.15
(Median)
$23
$41
$90
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$29,047 - $83,325  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,639  
Total Pay (?
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$30,288 - $167,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$22.67 - $90.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$12.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,639  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,288 - $167,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Licensed Acupuncturist

A licensed acupuncturist is required to pass the national certification exam in acupuncture. Licensed acupuncturists have accumulated an average of 2,700 hours of master's-level training, hundreds of hours of clinical experience, and at least 250 actual patient treatments before actual licensure. Training can be comprised of home study and videotaped lectures. An acupuncturist will need to complete a course in clean-needle technique that teaches the prevention of the spread of disease. Coursework also includes anatomy, biophysics, and nutrition, as well as courses specific to Oriental medicine, including herbalism and needle technique. All must pass a written exam.

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Licensed Acupuncturist Tasks

  • Confer with clients about their medical histories and any problems with stress or pain in order to determine what acupuncture techniques would be helpful.
  • Place small needles into predetermined sites on a patient's skin to relieve pain or stress.
  • Assess clients' soft tissue condition, nerves and blood vessels to determine appropriate acupressure sites.

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Experience Affects Licensed Acupuncturist Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
medical benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 63%
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